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and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
for adults this time. why? why not just take the harry potter billions and enjoy? we're going to debate that as well. lot of things coming up on strnz top of the hour. simon, tyler. >>> goldman sachs settling charges with the s.e.c. today. the firm is going to pay 12 million tods do so. the government said goldman sachs violated pay to play rules involving undisclosed campaign contributions to former massachusetts state treasurer timothy cahill when he ran for governor of the bay state. >>> larry ellison is one of the -- hello. larry ellison is one of the -- that was good. larry ellison is one of the richest men in the world, worth over $30 billion. but is he spending too much? cnbc wealth editor robert frank has dug into the oracle ceo's expenses. robert, what have you found? >> thanks, simon. well, apparently, buying islands in hawaii, that can start to get pretty expensive. oracle's latest proxy shows that larry ellison has pledged 139 million shares as collateral to "secure certain personal indebtedness including various lines of credit." now, that means he's pledged $4.2 billion in
to return to writing for young people. her harry potter series made her the world's most successful living author. she repeatedlied -- repeatedly said she would not write another book about the young wizard. >>> watch how this baby's mom getting him to calm down. >> look how cute he is. his mother, amy says this trick works every time. the video has over 400,000 views. he's screaming like mad. she puts down the phone and she plays the starbucks theme. >>> a million visitors coming to the bay area. when we'll have a perfect storm of big events drawing big crowds at san francisco. >>> an idaho fisherman discovered a human finger in the mouth of a fish. idaho police fingerprinted it. after running it through a database, they were able to locate the man who lost four of his fingers at that lake in a wake boarding accident. >> everyone asks me were you able to get the fingers back and put them back on. i'm like, no, they couldn't -- we couldn't find them. they are fish food. that's what i have told people. >> at first he said he didn't want the finger back but now he's talking to his doctor to
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